Feb 14, 2018
A founding group of event technology companies has joined Fuzion, Freeman’s open product ecosystem designed to make technology more accessible for event organizers. Introduced last fall, the new platform aims to help solve industry-wide integration challenges between digital solutions by connecting data across all points of the event lifecycle, thus creating a more seamless experience for organizers and attendees. “In putting on a successful event, organizers may find themselves working with many different technology companies,” explained Richard Maranville, executive vice president and… more
Feb 09, 2018
Hubilo, a company that provides eponymous event software that enables organizers to create, promote, engage and analyze their events and event attendees, has launched a new event networking platform meant to optimize the way people connect and interact at events.  Hubilo is India’s first all-in-one event management software provider and since its inception in 2014 has powered prominent events including the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 and The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. The new community platform, released in January, can be easily integrated with any event website or app. It… more
Jan 31, 2018
ConferencePulse is a technology platform that provides sales and marketing intelligence to help event professionals secure sponsors, speakers and venues, as well as determine the right conferences and exhibitions to exhibit at, sponsor and attend. As a new player in the industry that has only been in business for just over a year, ConferencePulse has rapidly gained recognition. The company has garnered impressive public references for its platform, including winning the prestigious ibtm Technology Watch management and marketing award in Nov. 2017.    "We are focused on addressing the pain… more
Jan 23, 2018
Event Transportation Systems, a shuttle transportation management company for corporate and association meetings, conferences and conventions, has released its latest web-based versions of the ETS-Next-Shuttle app and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker transportation management software. These next-generation transportation management and monitoring tools, which use proprietary GPS-enabled technology, were unveiled Jan. 8 at the PCMA’s annual Convening Leaders conference in Nashville.  “We created these technology tools because the modern meeting planner needs instant access to information and the modern… more
Jan 16, 2018
The Event Tech Tribe has once again expanded its event industry offerings, this time with venue booking software Meetingselect. Meetingselect is the seventh member of the collaborative ecosystem The Tribe comprises. Established in 2007, Meetingselect is the world's largest independent meetings distribution system and online venue booking tool. The company’s software will integrate with all existing Tribe products. Based in The Netherlands, Meetingselect expands The Tribe’s global footprint within Europe. “It’s important to us that we serve planners and marketers wherever they are in the… more
Jan 03, 2018
Apple has published updated App Store guidelines, adding specific arrangement for exhibition and event mobile applications. Apple uses the App Store Guidelines to work with app developers, to ensure that the programs offered through the company's App Store are in line with user experience standards. In June, Apple announced iOS 11 and introduced changes to its App Review Guidelines. Among the changes was a section that had the event industry concerned: Section 4.2.6: Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected. This change was interpreted by many… more
Dec 19, 2017
Streampoint Solutions, a provider of tailored event management tools for the conference, tradeshow and special events community, recently launched new functionality in the form of Apple Wallet integration.  The new offering, launched Dec. 13 at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)’s annual Expo! Expo! event, integrates Apple Wallet with Streampoint’s event registration and housing solutions. “One of the crucial elements that event planners seek is seamlessness,” said Dharmesh Dayabhai, vice president, sales and marketing at Streampoint Solutions. He added, “We… more
Dec 15, 2017
San Francisco-based data technology company, InsightXM, has unveiled a new insights package designed for event planners and marketers seeking powerful, easy-to-access data analytics. The InsightXM Analytics Essentials package provides a fixed price and quick access-to-data analytics tool tailored to help planners better understand their event audiences, uncover hidden opportunities and identify weaknesses. With the Essentials platform, users can: Discover trends that span across different events Understand audiences to better design future events Carry out real-time, complex analysis… more
Dec 04, 2017
The ibtm Technology Watch Award winners for 2017 were announced at the most recent ibtm world, held Nov. 28-30 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. As the longest running awards program of its kind, the ibtm Technology Watch awards recognize the achievements of new and innovative event industry technologies, ensuring that the achievements of talented entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the meetings and events sector are duly acknowledged. There were three categories for this year’s nominations: Logistics and Production, Management and Marketing and Audience Engagement. All entries were… more
Dec 01, 2017
Events remain among the top three areas of marketing spend, highest return on investment and sales lead sourcing, as is shown in this 2017 B2B Marketing Mix survey from Sagefrog Marketing Group. Still, getting actionable insights from your events can be a challenge. Most corporations use a conglomeration of technologies to track and analyze marketing data. Tools may include CRM systems, marketing automation platforms and social media engagement platforms – but it’s rare to find technology specifically focused on the customer engagement that takes place at face-to-face events. Multiple… more